Wednesday, 12 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1 Angel Votives

I've been wanting to do this for a couple of years now, so I'm excited that I'm finally getting on with it! 

My first project is a bit cutesy, a bit crazy and possibly a tad strange!!

I was inspired to do something with these battery operated votives that I bought after I made Becky Roberts' snowman.  

Anyway, they're my take on a votive angel.

Here's what you do:

1. Punch out a 2 3/8" scallop circle. Use the itty bitty punch pack to punch a circle out so you can switch the votive on and off.  Glue it to the base.

2.  Skirt. Punch a 1 3/8" circle, then with the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch over the top so you have a scallop with a big hole in the middle.  Sponge all over with frost white glimmer paint.  Once dry, slide it carefully over the votive to make the skirt.

3. Halo:  Punch out a 3/4" circle then go back over it centreing the 1" circle punch.  Glue this to the very top of a toothpick.  I used Tombow but hot glue would be quicker.

4.  Face:  Punch a 1"circle.  Hand draw eyes and lips.   Use a dauber with pink ink for the cheeks. 
I added hair by attaching a couple of rows of the scallops from the small scallop punch.  Hot glue this to the toothpick just under the halo.

5.  Punch a 1 1/4" scallop circle.   Use the 1/16" punch to make a hole in the centre.  Slide this up the toothpick so it forms a frill around your angel's "neck".

6.  Hot glue the toothpick to the back of the votive.

7.  Wings;  punch two of the largest petals from the blossom builder punch.   Sponge them with glimmer paint and dauber around the edges with Pink Pirouette ink.  Attach them over the toothpick at the back of the votive with hot glue.

Hope you enjoyed this quirky little project.

Be sure to pop back tomorrow for day 2!


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